Need or Want to clean your tenting? PRELIMINARY

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    Need or Want to clean your tenting?
    First, we need to know what type of tenting it is.
    There is :

    1) Sunbrella is used by Coleman/Fleetwood/Somerset and 2011 and Later Keystone Passport Hybrids.
    1a) Evolution was used on the older Coleman/Fleetwood pups
    2) Aqualon was used by some Starcraft pups.
    3) Coated canvas (tenting) was used by Forest River and Jayco on many of their pups.

    Cleaning Sunbrella:
    Light cleaning can be done with a mild soap like Ivory dish detergent. Use a soft brush over the Sunbrella and rinse thoroughly and immediately.
    Heavier cleaning should be done with 303 fabric cleaner made for Sunbrella. Again, use a brush to apply and rinse thoroughly and immediately. Any of these cleaners should be used to do a small section at a time and rinsed off quickly.
    Should the Sunbrella need waterproofing, 303 Aerospace Protectant is made for Sunbrella.

    Cleaning Aqualon :
    Remove dirt with a soft brush, warm water, and mild soap. Rinse thoroughly .
    Aqualon is so water resistant, it's almost like coated canvas.

    Cleaning coated canvas (tenting)
    Remove dirt with a soft brush, warm water, and mild soap. Rinse thoroughly
    Forest River suggests you test any cleaner you want to use first..Not sure where you would test one that wouldn't show though....

    Also, NEVER use a Steam Cleaner or pressure washer on any of these fabrics.
     

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